After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen from the ashes, a man who will defeat those who would torment the weak and make the world a livable place once more. A man named Kenshiro.....
Chuck "Dark-Side" Williamson
He'll blow your mind... Right out of your skull! (Discotek Media re-release DVD)
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Did You Know?
Ryûken's speech regarding the nature of life and death, which opens the English dub, is quoted verbatim by Jeru the Damaja on the intro to his classic album The Sun Rises in the East. See more
At one point during his fight with Raoh, Kenshiro's arm bands are back on even though moments earlier they ripped off when he activates his Hokuto Shinken, a moment later they vanish again. See more
The time has come. Yuria is mine now. In times like these only the strongest may possess what is most valuable!
[Shin grabs her hand
Uh. What are you doing? Uh.
Let her go!
Get back! I warned you. Don't stand in my way Ken, I don't want to hurt you but I will if I have to. You see, Yuria is mine. Understand?
This is madness. The fists of the north and south aren't ever supposed to fight, you know that!
Perhaps that was true once but now rules are meaningless. Defend yourself!
All home video releases (with the exception to the Italian VHS release) contain censorship of blood and gore. Certain shots were censored or cut by Toei upon the film's original home video release in Japan, due to complaints from parents and PTA groups. These shots include Shin stabbing Kenshiro with his fingers, the death of a villain whose skull explodes out of his head and subsequently emits geysers of blood from the neck, and another villain squishing the head of a crowd chanter. It is believed that the uncensored 35mm reels were destroyed in a fire; the only form in which the uncut version exists is through an Italian VHS release from the 90s. However, on this release, some shots remain censored. See more
Written by Tsuyoshi Ujiki
Performed by Kodomo Band See more